Our Sector: UCU Marking Boycott

Universities UK has suggested dramatic reforms to academic pensions. Who will be most affected by the proposals? And when will the marking boycott take place? All these questions are answered in this helpful Guardian piece

Our Sector: Welcome to Storming Fortnight

So here we are again then. The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in, and here comes storming fortnight- that magical time of the year when almost all sabbatical and executive teams go through a period of intense conflict. It doesn’t matter how many times it happens (and this will be my 22nd […]

Read This: Ebola and Universities

A number of colleagues will be involved in local discussions re Ebola. Public Health England have issued updated advice to HEIs and FEIs.

Our Sector: Risky Business

As a new General Manager in quite an under-developed Students’ Union, risk management was part of a long list of ‘urgent issues’ which needed addressing when I joined St Mary’s Students’ Union in October 2012. Previous experience had led me (naively!) to believe that as long as you had a risk register and some sort […]